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About Sam Faeder

Sam is the Director of Mindful-Sports. He’s coached children ages 3-18, run youth sports programs, and managed summer camps in New York City for fifteen years. Sam grew up in Manhattan, playing baseball for Stuyvesant High School. He played college baseball for Swarthmore, and professionally in Europe and Australia. Sam holds an MA in Psychology and is completing his Ph.D., researching how mindfulness practice affects stress perception in preadolescent children playing competitive sports.

Return To Play

In New York City and large parts of the northeast, [...]

Cool Article on Mindful Sports!

Check out this great article on Mindful Sports, in the [...]

Mindfully Aware of Change

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What It’s All About

Working with a new winter sports after-school class last week, [...]

Dealing With Anger

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Athlete Identity And Social Roles

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Tryouts (Evaluations)

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Sharing Emotion

I'm coaching a 10U baseball tournament in Maryland. My team [...]

Summer Sports Camp

At sports camps, game play is always a critical time [...]